Capital and Credit Watch

April 23rd, 2019 by

Small Business Insider “I’ve never seen any piece of legislation that allows more collaboration between Federal, state, and local government.” — Mayor George Flaggs, Vicksburg, MS It was a big day for Opportunity Zones on April 17. The White House hosted an Opportunity Zone conference, and the U.S. Treasury released proposed rules that provide clarity for investors, entrepreneurs […]

March 27th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The biggest question mark when it comes to policy and the U.S. economy is trade. And the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis highlights the resulting problems. Exports (seasonally adjusted) were up slightly in January compared to December. January’s monthly exports came in $207.3 billion, which was off […]

March 8th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan– The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a newly named Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation.  As you may recall, SBE Council strongly supported the legislation that created this office and position – the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016 (H.R. 3784, S. 2867) – signed by President […]

January 9th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- While measures of consumer confidence are worth factoring into assessments on the economy, data on consumer actions is what matters. The same, of course, can be said of surveys about what business owners and executives say they are going to do regarding investment versus the actual investment numbers. […]

September 9th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- Access to capital is one of SBE Council’s core issues, so we get very excited when legislation is introduced that would make this simpler and easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The “Unlocking Capital for Small Businesses Act” (H.R. 6127) is true to its billing. It would bring clarity to […]

August 29th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider   by Raymond J. Keating- The FDIC recently released its latest quarterly banking profile, which includes a look at the small business aspect of lending. Four big points are worth highlighting. Profits and Revenues Up First, profits and revenues for banks were up in the second quarter of this year, with the […]

July 16th, 2018 by

Support Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses:  Vote YES on JOBS Act 3.0 UPDATE: On July 17, the U.S. House passed JOBS Act 3.0 by a vote of 406-4. Dear Member of the U.S. House of Representatives: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and our more than 100,000 members and supporters nationwide, […]

June 29th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- On June 26, I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding legislative proposals to increase access to capital. The hearing focused on a collection of common-sense legislative measures that would help boost access to capital by reeling in […]

June 28th, 2018 by

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised today’s action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which voted to expand the definition of a “smaller reporting company” (SRC). This change will allow a greater number of small companies to qualify for certain scaled disclosure accommodations. […]

June 21st, 2018 by

On June 20, 2018, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the topic of “Empowering a Pro-Growth Economy by Cutting Taxes and Regulatory Red Tape”.  Kerrigan reported on how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is positively impacting small businesses, the economy, investment, wage growth, and overall small […]

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